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by Brady Corporation

Don't get stuck. Label specimens the right way! Brady's "Labeling of Biological Specimens" whitepaper explores the specimen labeling best practices recommended by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It includes label configurations of four common specimen vessels, preferences for size, readable information and 2D barcodes, and suggested tools for printing, data collection and software.

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Environmental laboratories practice “applied analytical chemistry” by analyzing samples using a list of potential contaminants to determine how much, if any, of the contaminant is present. These contaminants, the methods used to analyze for them, and the maximum amount of contaminant allowed in the sample are defined by regulation.


Commercial environmental laboratories analyze large numbers of samples per day using approved methods, and produce data that need to be technically sound and legally defensible. To remain competitive, commercial laboratories need rugged, automated instruments so they can decrease downtime and increase the number of samples they analyze each day.

by Chem Service Inc.

In order for corn to become such a major food source across the globe, farmers have relied on improved technology to increase yields year after year. A substantial part of these larger harvests have come from new pesticides that help exterminate weeds and insects that have ruined crops in the past. Here are a few of the most popular and important corn pesticides that farmers and chemists may be interested in.

by FEI

The demand for cleaner steel grades is driving the need for better understanding and control of non-metallic inclusions in steel. The Aspex SEM-EDS automated inclusion analysis system has been proven as an indispensable modern analytical tool for the measurement of steel cleanliness and the production of higher value-added clean steels.

by FEI

Automotive manufacturers, and their part suppliers, are increasingly implementing parts cleanliness and contamination control programs that comply with ISO 16232 or VDA 19 standards. These cleanliness standards are typically applied to automotive parts such as transmissions, fuel injectors, power steering pumps, and fluid hoses.

by Genevac Ltd.

Drying high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) purification fractions, principally comprising water and acetonitrile, is a routine yet essential task in many laboratories. The requirement is to dry the samples to a powder form, such that samples can be accurately weighed, easily sub-sampled and redissolved.

Multichannel pipettes have become an indispensable liquid handling tool for biochemical and molecular biology assays in life science laboratories over the last decades. This demand is fueled by the need to increase productivity due to reasons like growing sample numbers, faster sample processing and analysis as well as the shareholder demands of running the business most profitably. 

As of February 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, Section 108, mandated that all manufacturers of children’s toys analyze their products for Phthalate Esters.  


A new white paper documents how image quality affects the ability of imaging particle analyzers to produce accurate measurements and automatically recognize and classify different particles in a heterogeneous mixture.

Six different modalities used in pharmaceutical-related industries for continuous monitoring are systematically explained and compared in terms of lifetime costs of ownership and risks of non-compliance in the context of today’s regulatory environment.

Lab901 has announced the availability of a new technical note titled ‘The ScreenTape Degradation Value (SDV), a new standard for RNA QC.’ The technical note can be downloaded here. Lab901’s ScreenTape Degradation Value (SDV)1 is an RNA QC metric that is specifically optimized for, and fully integrated with, Lab901’s ScreenTape R6K platform.

Piezo technology specialist PI Ceramic has released a new white paper on the development and test of highly reliable multilayer piezo actuators. Piezoelectric multilayer actuators are the driving force behind the most challenging motion control applications when it comes to speed and precision.

A newly released white paper from Newson Gale, Inc., aptly titled “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist… to guard against static electricity hazards” provides detailed practical guidelines to ensure plant safety for engineers dealing with processes involving flammable or combustible atmospheres.  

A white paper from Porvair Filtration Group describes the development of a micro porous sintered metal-ceramic membrane filter capable of absolute filtration to 0.5 microns in noxious or hazardous environments at temperatures of 500 C and beyond.  

Esco announces the publication of a white paper that documents the Surrogate Performance Test Results of its Pharmacon Downflow Booths, per the Good Practice guidelines on Assessing the Particulate Containment Performance of Pharmaceutical Equipment published by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). 


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